History of The Dana-Holcombe House
The Dana-Holcombe House's name has its source in two legacies. "Dana" is the maiden surname of the lady of the house, Jane Dana Vouros. "Holcombe" honors a dear friend of the Vouros family, Josephine Holcombe. Josephine was a believer in dreams, in this dream, and was philanthropic towards this endeavor.
The Dana-Holcombe House is a rebirth of the hospitality experience in this location. The Yankee Drover originally stood at this property for 131 years, but was destroyed by fire in 1981, and construction on the Dana-Holcombe house began in 2004 to continue the historic legacy of hospitality and service in Newtown.
2008 Labor Day Parade Photography by Darren Wagner.